Tracy Morgan, SNL, 30 Rock, recovering from kidney transplant

Around December 10, 2010, Tracy Morgan received a kidney transplant. It was announced on December 20, 2010 that he was resting and planning to miss only two episodes of "30 Rock."

Tracy Jamal Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor and comedian best known for his eight seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and currently known for playing the role of Tracy Jordan on the NBC series 30 Rock.

In 1996, he was diagnosed with diabetes, but says he never took it seriously, refusing to take medication or change his diet. After running a 104-degree fever on the set of 30 Rock, Morgan decided to finally comply with his doctor's orders. He is now very cautious when it comes to the condition. With his consent, many of Morgan's own troubles have been incorporated within episodes of 30 Rock.

Woman found dead at home of former Anheuser Busch CEO

27-year-old woman's dead body was found on Sunday December 19, 2010 at the suburban St. Louis home of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV.

August Anheuser Busch IV (born June 15, 1964) is the great-great-grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder Adolphus Busch, the son of former chairman, president and CEO August Busch III. On December 1, 2006, he succeeded Patrick Stokes, who held the positions of president and CEO of the company since July 2002.

History with Law

In 1983, while attending the University of Arizona, Busch was involved in a car wreck that killed a young woman riding with him in his Corvette.

Busch was arrested in 1985 after leading police on a high-speed car chase. He was accused of intentionally trying to run over two officers with his Mercedes.  He was acquitted by a St. Louis jury.

Bush was found guilty of another speeding violation, and received a one-year probation.

Larry King Signs Off Tonight, after 25 Years.

Larry King's last show would air Tonight (December 16, 2010) Lawrence Harvey "Larry" King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host. He is recognized in the United States as one of the premier broadcast interviewers. He has won an Emmy Award, two Peabody Awards, and ten Cable ACE Awards. King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and '60s. He became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978, and then, in 1985, began hosting the nightly interview TV program Larry King Live on CNN. On June 29, 2010, it was announced that he would step down as host of the show but would continue to host specials for CNN. In early September, CNN confirmed that he would be replaced by Piers Morgan, and indicated that King's last show would air on December 16.

(vid) Hugh Jackman Injured at Opera House While Taping ‘Oprah’ Stunt

Jackman was bleeding from his right eye as he was removed from the rigging.
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television.

Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is well known from his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series, in addition to his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Australia. Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.

Bernie Madoff's Son, Mark Madoff, Found Hanged 46

On the morning of December 11, 2010, Bernard's son, Mark Madoff, was found dead in his New York City apartment. The initial ruling is a suicide.  December 11, 2010 is the second anniversary his his father Bernie Madoff's arrest.

Mark Madoff and his brother were under investigation but criminal charges were never filed.

Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (born April 29, 1938) is an incarcerated former American stock broker, investment advisor, non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of what has been described as the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

Aretha Franklin Has Pancreatic Cancer

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has incurable pancreatic cancer.

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as the The Queen of Soul, Franklin is adept at jazz, blues, R&B and gospel music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Franklin No. 1 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time.

Aretha Franklin - Respect

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, dies 61

Elizabeth Anania Edwards (born Mary Elizabeth Anania) (July 3, 1949 - December 7, 2010) was an attorney and a best-selling author; she was separated from her husband John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who was the 2004 United States Democratic vice-presidential nominee.

Death of Elizabeth Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards died of metastatic breast cancer on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at home in Chapel Hill, surrounded by friends and family

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60 Minutes Exclusive: Katie Couric sat down for an exclusive interview with the presidential candidate and his wife after the announcement of the recurrence of Elizabeth's cancer. (

Heather Locklear Hospitalized

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The Melrose Place star, who is on antibiotics, is "doing fine," her rep says. She's expected to be released Wednesday.

Widow of Gene Autry hits & kills a homeless man with her car

On November 25, 2010 (Thanksgiving Day), Jackie Autry was driving a car in Palm Springs that hit and killed a pedestrian, Jesus Cardova Diaz, who was a homeless man.

She was not charged.  The homeless man was not using the crosswalk.

Jackie Autry (born October 2, 1941 - 69 yrs old) is the former owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and widow of singer, actor and businessman Gene Autry. They have a home in Palm Springs, Calif. and also in Studio City, Calif.

Mario Monicelli, Italian director, plunges to death in Rome, 95

Mario Monicelli died on November, 29 2010 at the age of 95 after he threw himself from a window of the San Giovanni hospital in Rome, where he was admitted a few days earlier for prostate cancer. Mario Monicelli (May 16, 1915 – November 29, 2010) was an Italian director and screenwriter and one of the masters of the Commedia all'Italiana (Comedy Italian style).

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you will have fun. I was home alone for last 2 Thanksgiving days. This year, I will be home with 2 guests. I am so looking forward to relax and eat. There will be a lot of food. I will be doing most of the cooking (including turkey). I plan to impress the guests with my cooking skill. I am excited and nervous. Wish me luck~! I am sorry if some of you are home alone or if you have to go to work. I've been there many times. :( The day after Thanksgiving, I will put on a Santa hat... I plan to wear the Santa Hat until Christmas. (I bought 2 hats, just in case the first one would get dirty, etc...) I am thankful that I have an able body to go to work, exercise, and play. I hope to become financially stable so I can give back to the society. For now, I can use financial help. :( God bless everyone. Enjoy the magic moment. 2010 was fun so far - little more to go... Happy Thanksgiving John

Joan Baez, Folk Legend, Hospitalized After Falling From A Treehouse

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Folk music legend Joan Baez was recovering last night (Nov. 19, 2010) after falling 20 feet from a treehouse in her garden.

The 60s star had the treehouse built in an oak tree behind her California home because she wanted to sleep with birds.

Joan Baez - “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down” from The Midnight Special

Robert Schimmel Died Broke; Family Asks For Donations...

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"Due to his health, his life insurance was minimal. He was truly in dire straits financially. Now his first wife Vick is unable to work due to the fact she has to spend 24 hours a day helping Aliyah through her recovery which is anticipated to be at least a year. And there are huge medical bills to be paid. And the family lost their health insurance when Robert died as well as of child support. There are hundreds of thousands in medical bills to be paid and in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy it is taking its toll on the family."



Bill Nye the Science Guy faints on Calif. stage

Bill Nye, host of the Emmy-winning 1990s television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," collapsed during a California speech, then got up and continued his presentation.

William Sanford "Bill" Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as "Bill Nye the Science Guy", is an American science educator, comedian, television host and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the Disney children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998) and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

Zsa Zsa Gabor Hospitalized in Critical Condition

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Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized on Friday for the fourth time in five months after doctors diagnosed a blood clot in her leg that threatened her heart, a spokesman said.

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